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Details of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7.0 are starting to emerge, and if the rumours are true, IE 7.0 will have tabbed browsing, a built-in news-aggregator, and could be integrated with Microsoft's currently-in-beta anti-spyware product.

While Microsoft is being very coy in public, it is sharing much more with its partners, Microsoft-Watch says.

Citing partner sources, Microsoft-Watch says that Microsoft plans a range of security improvements beyond the possible anti-spyware integration, including no cross-domain scripting, and/or scripting access; an improved SSL user interface and the browser will now default to reduced privilege mode. The next generation browser will also be able to display overlayed images, will include international domain name (IDN) support, a built-in news aggregator, and will feature simpler printing from inside the browser.

Finally, the software giant is still unsure about the extent to which it will embrace CSS2, although IE 7.0 is likely to feature some additional support for the W3C standard.

IE 7.0 is due to begin beta testing this summer. ®

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